Dec 9, 2011 The EU plan still has to be ratified, and if the deal collapses, it could hit everything from the stock markets to the job outlook for Americans.
Dec 5, 2011 I keep reading that the lesson of the past few years is to throw out the old rules of investing. I don’t buy it. My reaction is the exact opposite. The old rules of investing were hammered out over previous bear markets, such as the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Stagnation of the 1970s. They still work.
Nov 28, 2011 The markets hit a November high, with the key indexes up between 2 and 3 percent all day. Driven by news that the European Union may have a new plan to contain its debt crisis and record holiday retail sales over the weekend, investors came out of their tryptophan haze, saying "Buy!"
Nov 18, 2011 I have a student loan that is on an extended payment plan with a variable rate that is tied to prime. Currently, the rate is 2.11%. I have money available that I could put toward the loan, but at this interest rate, it seems advisable to invest the money. However, at some point down the road when the rates go back up, I may wish that I had paid off the loan early. Do you have any advice as to the best approach for paying off such a variable rate loan? Wendell, Rochester, NY
Nov 15, 2011 Iraq's stock market -- like the rest of the country -- prepares for life in 2012, after U.S. forces withdraw from the country.
Nov 30, 2011 News out today that Olympus committed fraud for decades comes at a time when a lot of businesses get away with such deceit. How do they do it? We asked Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Company.
Nov 10, 2011 While the global economy is still in a rough spot, Warren Buffet poured almost $24 billion into investments last quarter, the most in at least 15 years.
Oct 31, 2011 A financial planner advises not to get panicked about facing Greek debt.
Oct 26, 2011 Question: I've had mutual funds for over 20 years that basically are about 10% higher now than my original investment so long ago. This is typical...